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  1. napalm

    Kobe #14 Maya Lapis

    If you ever wanted a slightly more serious looking Asa Gao with less shading and playful light blue highlights, this is probably what you're looking for. Will fit better in office/business use while still retaining the overall hue of Asa. I've included a scan of Asa with the same scanner parameters, you can save both images on your computer and quickly flip between them to get an idea of the differences. To me Maya looks like a less contrasty version of Asa (less difference between highlights and lowlights in the shading).
  2. white_lotus

    Sailor Kobe #14 Maya Lapis

    I'm not trying to compete here with visvamitra and his amazing review series of the complete Kobe line. But I have had this ink for a while, and thought I'd reviewed it, but I never did. So when I inked it up and decided to work in a review. This is a wonderful ink, and just really great. The only think I noticed was that there was a little bit of staining on the converter. It washed right out with plain water when cleaning the pen, but I thought I should mention it. Papers as usual are MvL=Mohawk via Linen, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, TR=Tomoe River. Fairly water resistant in that there's enough ink left on the paper, but in a wash there's a lot of ink going all over the place. A deep rich blue dye. The photo of my review for the inkjet paper is blurry, so I'm passing on posting it here. Maybe I'll try and take a pic tomorrow.
  3. Hi Everyone, After reading the many wonderful reviews that saskia_madding has been writing on the Sailor inks, I finally tried all of the Jentle line (except for Black and Doyou) and I of course got hooked! This brand really is amazing and now I’ve fallen in love with Epinard, Miruai, Shigure and Yama Dori! The only thing I am still searching for is one or two blues by Sailor. I don’t love cerulean blues so Souten wasn’t right for me and Nioi-Sumire was beautiful but not the shade I need at the moment. Although I loved the contrast of the red sheen and the blue ink of the basic Sailor Blue, this was the only ink from all of the Jentle line samples that I ordered that dried in my nib, and I had to use pen flush to get the dried sheen off after only a couple minutes of use, so it’s not a good match for my pen. I am looking for a bright true blue that doesn’t lean too much to green or purple and I love smooth inks with a great flow (Miruai blew me away from this point). After going through the extensive reviews of the Kobe, Bung Box and Ishida Bungu inks that once again I am so thankful to saskia_madding for posting, I’ve narrowed down the blues to: -Bung Box Sapphire -Kobe# 14 Maya Lapis -Kobe#37 Island Blue -Ishida Bungu Hakodate Twilight I’ve found a review from amberleadavis and a co-razy view from cyber6 of Kobe #37, so I’ve added those images to the comparison chart I’m compiling to help decide on the final blues. It’s been a rough week, so I am using it as an excuse to treat myself to 2 of the inks (I'll look for any excuse to get an inky treat haha) but I wanted to ask if anyone has writing samples and experience with these 4 inks that they could share in this post. Any information you could include about flow, smoothness, sheen (i love sheen lately!) and potential dry out or cleaning issues that would be very helpful! Thank you very much for your help!! Bahij

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